The Daily Iowan

Iowa City School Board votes to wait on decision over contested City High practice field renovations

DEREK KELLISON

April 18, 2012

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Though renovating City High athletics fields is being debated by district parents, Iowa City School Board members said they aren't ready to make a decision.   Two practice fields at City High, which has about half the total practice space of...

Official: Complaints filed against both UISG parties over voting

ANNA THEODOSIS

April 18, 2012

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Accusations from both parties of the recent University of Iowa Student Government elections have prompted students and UISG members to consider changes to the election code. UI freshman Eric Mortensen said I Party President-elect...

UI journalism teacher adds video game narrative writing course to Fall 2012 curriculum

JENNY EARL

April 18, 2012

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Next year, students will be able to rescue Princess Peach for a grade. Students who enroll in a new video game-based course at the University of Iowa beginning in the fall will get a chance to explore a different type of communication...

Iowa City School District officials say cost is most important concern when looking at lengthening school year

JORDYN REILAND

April 18, 2012

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Iowa City School District officials say cost will be the biggest factor if legislators continue their discussion on lengthening the school year in the next legislative session. "We are very dependent on the state for our...

Councilors move forward with housing and parking amendments

KRISTEN EAST

April 18, 2012

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The Iowa City city councilors face little opposition as they move forward with a set of proposed rezoning amendments targeting rental housing and high-density units. The City Council held two public hearings at its meeting Tue...

Iowa family presented annual check to university hospital for hepatitis C research Tuesday

BETH BRATSOS

April 18, 2012

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Research and treatment options for the hepatitis C virus have come a long way in recent decades, doctors at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics say.   The family of Martha Maahs, an Iowa woman who died from the disease in 2000, has d...

Iowa City City Council OKs design of Moen building

KRISTEN EAST

April 18, 2012

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Two weeks after approving a $2.5 million tax-incentive financing for a proposed 14-story development, the Iowa City City Council supported a new design for the building. The city councilors approved an agreement with local developer...

Councilors set public hearing for fire and police department renovations

DI STAFF

April 18, 2012

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The Iowa City City Council will hold a public hearing to approve plans for renovations to Iowa City Fire and Police Department facilities. The project will include modernizing the fire station's kitchen and office area and updating...

City seeking financial assistance from Iowa Department of Transportation

DI STAFF

April 18, 2012

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The Iowa City City Council approved the city's filing of an application with the Iowa Department of Transportation for financial assistance. The Metropolitan Planning Organization of Johnson County will now file an application...

Council passes ordinance increasing storm-water fees

DI STAFF

April 18, 2012

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The Iowa City City Council adopted an ordinance Tuesday raising the city's storm-water utility fee. Single-family residences would see a 50-cent increase, and multifamily residences would see a 25-cent increase. Additionally,...

Council to move forward with Trayvon Martin resolution

DI STAFF

April 18, 2012

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Iowa City City Councilors plan to move forward with discussion on a resolution drafted by Councilor Jim Throgmorton in light of the slaying of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. "There are things going on in this community that...

Garrett to perform

DI STAFF

April 18, 2012

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Local blues and boogie-woogie pianist Chase Garrett will return to the stage at 7 p.m. today in the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts, 1301 Fifth Ave. Admission for the show is $20 to $25. The show will feature Garrett...